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Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service connects the famous cities of Chicago, New York and Boston, from the Midwest to the Northeast of the United States. The mainline runs from Chicago to Albany, where it splits into two - some services run to New York, others to Boston. The service follows some of America's most beautiful lake shores, including Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Finger Lakes - hence the name 'Lake Shore Limited'.

The original Lake Shore Limited service was operated by the former New York Central Railroad, running for almost 70 years after it began operating in 1902. The "20th Century Limited" plied the same route, but was an all-Pullman sleeping service. The Lake Shore Limited, under Amtrak control, ran its first service on 31 October 1975 and offers both sleeping car and standard seating options.

The route from Chicago to New York City takes you through four states - Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and New York State, covering 959 miles of railroad track. Leaving Chicago, the first stop is South Bend, home of Notre Dame University. The next station stop is in Elkhart, where the company who invented Alka-Seltzer was founded, and then Waterloo in Ohio, one of 30 towns in the US with the same name. After further stops in Toledo, Sandusky and Elyria, the Lake Shore Limited arrives in Cleveland, the largest city in Ohio and one of the economic and cultural hubs of the Midwest. The Lake Shore reaches the city of Erie on Lake Erie, then the city of Buffalo, which gave its name to Buffalo Wings. The journey continues with stops in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Schenectady, before reaching Albany, the capital city of New York State. Continuing through New York State toward the 'Big Apple', the train stops in Hudson, Rhinecliff-Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harman before finally reaching New York, "the city that never sleeps".

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